On September 22nd, 1862, Lincoln promised to sign an Emancipation Proclamation on New Year's Day. "All persons," Lincoln wrote, "held as slaves within any State in rebellion shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free." But abolitionists were unsure whether he would keep his promise.
The story of the Mexican American miners whose labor battles shaped the course of Arizona history.
During World War II, more than a thousand women signed up to fly with the U.S. military as WASPS.
America's Robin Hood who robbed not only the rich but the poor and defenseless as well, always saving the treasure for himself. Part of the Wild West collection.
The Alabama governor and presidential candidate promised segregation forever.
The stories of ordinary people in the tumultuous years after the Civil War, when America struggled to rebuild the Union.
The world famous escape artist could escape from everything - except his own mortality.
The life story of Aimee Semple McPherson, religious evangelist instrumental in bringing conservative Protestantism into mainstream culture.
A nostalgic and humorous look at how old world Chicago lives side by side with the new.